Our History

Over 50 Years of Quality & Innovation

Datum Then & Now

What originally began as a simple desktop organizer business became a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of quality storage solutions. In 1968, Frank Potter started the company in the basement of the family’s Long Island home.

Initially known as Desk Top File Co., the name was later changed to Filing Systems Inc. “Datum” was added in 1983.

Thanks to customer loyalty and a commitment to quality, Datum outgrew its original New York facility and moved to a 40,000-square-foot plant located in York, Pennsylvania in 1992. In 2001, the company built a new 120,000-square-foot facility at the present location to accommodate continued growth fueled by the addition of new product lines.

These new product lines broadened Datum’s focus from filing systems to complete office, archival, classroom, and weapons storage solutions. In 2017, Datum expanded once again to the facility’s current 200,000-square-foot facility.

To date, Datum has more than 40,000 storage installations in its portfolio, making us a leading provider of high-density storage solutions for a range of industries. Our systems are customizable, built to last, and ship quickly from our Pennsylvania-based factory.

No matter what your needs, we can help you organize, store, and secure your critical inventory. If you’re ready to maximize storage efficiency, contact us today to get started.

Maximize Storage Efficiency Today


89 Church Rd, PO Box 355
Emigsville, PA 17318


Toll Free: (800) 828-8018

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